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US Customs and Border Protection Adopt 9mm Glock Handguns

Today, US Customs and Border Protection announced an $85 million contract over 10 years, to Glock, Inc for new duty handguns. This contract also facilitates CBP’s transition from .40 to 9mm by 2021.


Rumor has it that the contract includes the G19, G26 and a new pistol which has not yet been made public, but often referred to as the G47. However, it may well be the rumored Glock variant which mates a G17 slide to a G19 frame. Sights are said to be Ameriglo. Both large frame guns are also anticipated to be MOS variants for red dot sights.

These are said to be the pistols selected.

Below is CBP’s announcement:

CBP Awards Contract for Duty Handguns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS law enforcement components that have the option to purchase duty handguns through the contract.

CBP’s Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate led the extensive solicitation process to replace CBP’s current duty handgun.
“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.

The solicitation process included independent performance testing by the National Institute of Justice laboratories, direct input from over 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel and extensive field evaluations.

With the award of this contract, CBP intends to transition all law enforcement personnel from the current .40 pistol to a 9mm pistol by the end of Fiscal Year 2021.

As a component of CBP Operations Support, LESC’s mission is to optimize the safety and readiness, accountability, and operational performance of CBP law enforcement personnel by articulating use of force policy, establishing appropriate controls and standards and supplying the highest quality education and training, weapons and other tactical equipment.


10 Responses to “US Customs and Border Protection Adopt 9mm Glock Handguns”

  1. joe says:

    the G45 is actually a G17 frame with a G19 slide which a lot of PD’s are transitioning to…

  2. PNWTO says:

    G47 pics are out there, looks to be a solid package.

  3. Jeff S says:

    I’m very interested to see the following:
    – Who decides which model (G47 or G26) is issued to the uniformed officers/agents?
    – Will the agency allow carriage of any of the weapons (personally purchased) under 24 hour carry or will it be specific to the issued weapon?
    – WML policy for the different components (I’m looking at you OFO)
    – RDS policy for the different components (I’m looking at you OFO)
    – When will the new (unified?) course of fire be approved?

    • Gear Guy says:

      According to the solicitation, and the press release, officers will have a choice between carrying the G19 or G47. The G26 is optional for plain clothes officers.

      • Jeff S says:

        Choice? LMAO…

        There won’t be a choice. Officers/agents will be told exactly which pistol they will be carrying.

  4. Ejb3 says:

    Of all the components, OFO will be the stingiest with what you are asking. I would love to see authorized off duty carry for one of the personally purchased weapons, though.

  5. I suspect that the G47 is equipped with a G17-length slide assembly modified for a G45 frame.

    I can imagine that more than a couple of G47 slides will be swapped onto standard G19 frames in the future to create a “G19L.”

    • Bob says:

      ^this. You think Glock would see that there has been enough grip chops done to perhaps give them a clue that a market exists for such a weapon. As long as WMLs the size of the x300 remain a standard you might as well have the extra slide length (especially if not running a RMR), but the smaller grip keeps it more concealable. A G19L would be a huge seller IMO.

      • JK says:

        I’ve been waiting for a factory G19L for years and I’ll buy one the second it’s available.

  6. EODMadBomb says:

    Nice! Glock is always a good choice for agencies/departments. Easy to train/use/maintain, and tons of accessories out there.